We were excited to see Land Rover’s updated top of the line Range Rover, but are equally as intrigued by the new model of it’s smaller sibling. The 2014 Range Rover Sport is even sleeker and sportier than it’s predecessor, with the performance to back its makeover. The base model features a 340hp V6, but an optional 5.0-liter Supercharged V8 pumps out 510hp and rockets the luxury SUV from 0-60 mph in 5.0 seconds.
We’ve posted some pretty awesome vehicles this week including the 963 hp LaFerrari and the six-wheel Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6, but we couldn’t leave out the new 2014 Porsche 911 GT3. The Porsche 911 Carrera is already a dream car, but for those who dream a little bigger (and faster) behold the track hungry GT3. The 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 bumps it’s muscle up to 475 hp and the result is a 0-60 mph time of 3.3 seconds and top speed of 195 mph. Starting at $130k, the GT3 also stands apart with it’s agressive front intakes, 20-inch wheels and fixed rear wing.
We had previously posted teaser pics of the new super Ferrari, which we thought would be called the Ferrari F70 or F150, but turns out it’s called “LaFerrari.” The Enzo successor is truly remarkable hybrid, packing 800 hp from it’s V12 engine and an additional 163 hp from an electric motor. The HY-KERS system that distributes the power from both engines is derived from F1 – and the performance the car is capable shows it. Ferrari claims 0-62 mph times of less than 3 seconds and a top speed “over” 217 mph. Scissor doors and an adaptive aerodynamic system shroud the chassis and power-plant with styling reminiscent of super Ferrari models of the past. It looks like only 499 will be made and there is more info on their microsite.
If the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG isn’t an extreme enough vehicle for you, they’ve added an extra axle to a limited edition version. The G63 AMG 6×6 features six wheels and a pickup bed to cover the additional length. It’s going to be powered by a twin-turbo V8 with an intimidating 536 hp and 561 lb-ft torque. Mercedes-Benz only expects to produce 20-30 of these beastly trucks a year and it’s going to be their second most expensive production car – so expect to pay several hundred thousand for one.
When you’re comparing sports cars, you can talk about performance stats until you’re blue in the face – but at the end of the day, there are few cars as beautiful as an Aston Martin. The 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish is no exception, and may be one of their prettiest cars yet. Don’t let its looks fool you, this thing also packs a 565 hp V12 with 457 lb-ft of torque, pushing it from 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds. Passengers can reach the top speed of 183 mph while enjoying a luxury interior with hourglass stitching in the leather seats – making it, as Aston Martin put it, “The Ultimate Grand Tourer.” Only problem is, for the base price of $282k you could buy a Porsche Carrera S, Dodge Viper, and a Corvette Stingray – all of which will make the Vanquish sweat at the racetrack.
Vanquish interior…gotta love that stitching…
There aren’t a ton of details available for the Bugatti Galibier, but the 2009 concept vehicle is due to become a reality in late 2014 with limited units. This 4-door Bugatti hatchback has a similar aesthetic to a Porsche Panamera and is expected to have at least 1,000 hp and a top speed of 235 mph. Inside passengers are treated to top of the line luxury and as you can see in Bugatti’s promo video below – the timepiece on the Galibier’s dashboard also can be deployed and used as a wristwatch. No official word on the price yet, but expect to pay at least $1k per hp this monstrous sedan spits out.
The new 2014 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S just premiered at the Detroit Auto Show and it’s one beast of an SUV. With a 4.8L twin-turbo V8, the Cayenne Turbo S packs 550 hp and 553 .lb-ft torque, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds despite it’s 4,883 lbs curb weight. While this five-seater features a more spacious interior than other Porsche’s, the driver is still treated to a kidney shaped steering wheel and paddle-shifters as they hold on during the climb to the vehicles top speed of 175 mph.
While it’s easy for a sports car fan to pine for a pricey European ride such as a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, or Aston Martin – it’s hard to find a better bang-for-your buck performance vehicle than a Corvette. The 2014 Corvette Stingray is looking pretty slick and will have Brembo brakes, available magnetic ride suspension and an estimated even dose of 450 horsepower and torque. The new Corvette Stingray will have the choice of a 7-speed rev match manual or a 6-speed automatic paddle shift transmission, and by the looks of the pictures it appears the 2014 Corvette Stingray has also received a very significant interior upgrade over previous Vettes.
not too shabby looking for a Chevy…
It’s been a decade since the last limited edition supercar from Ferrari went on sale. While it’s still very secretive, the Ferrari F150 (model name may likely change) will be the successor to the Enzo and we can’t to learn more. Ferrari released some teaser pictures and expect the F150 to have a V12 and a lot of carbon fiber.
rear teaser pic…